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The Nameless App - Square Enix horror game for iOS

01-26-2012, 04:43 AM
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The Nameless App - Square Enix horror game for iOS

http://andriasang.com/comzri/nanashi_ios/
^ Images at link

Trailer of the original DS game:



Announcement
Square Enix has released a followup to DS horror title The Nameless Game. Titled The Nameless App, the sequel is available today on iPhone/iPod touch, priced 800.

The premise is similar to the original. You play as someone who's downloaded a cursed 2D RPG on their cellphone that promises your death within one week unless you manage to clear it. The sequel adds 3D sound, Twitter connectivity, and a new system which shows a virtual OS slowly get eaten away as the curse progresses.


Premise
Rumors have been circulating about a cursed role-playing video game; anyone who plays it and does not complete it dies seven days after starting. You are one of the victims playing the game; having started playing it several days after your friend recommended it to you. Starting that day strange things happens to you; everything you experience in the game resembles something in real life, and so-on.


Gameplay
The series typically provides two separate modes of play. Most of the game is spent in the exploration mode, in which the player moves around environments solving puzzles and avoiding cursed spirits that roam the area. Periodically the exploration mode is interrupted by the RPG / platformer mode, played on the players virtual cellphone. In this mode, the player plays a 2D 8-bit RPG (the "cursed" game) that provides clues to the current exploration mode puzzles and advances the plot. As you near the answers to its existence the RPG mode becomes ever more corrupted in its visuals, sound and design as the curse slowly eats away at it and yourself.

Last edited by GDSage; 01-26-2012 at 07:54 AM.
01-26-2012, 07:20 AM
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Wow... looks promising; I hope they bring this out internationally.

01-26-2012, 07:31 AM
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It looks really nice loocking forward!!!!

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01-26-2012, 08:35 AM
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the info in the link said it should be out in Japan already...anyone here can confirm this?


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01-26-2012, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
Wow... looks promising; I hope they bring this out internationally.
After the bitter disappointment of Ghost Trick, I'm not getting my hopes up .
01-26-2012, 10:28 AM
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Please more Japanese horrors for iOS
01-26-2012, 12:32 PM
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Too many punchlines for this one.

"You play as someone who's downloaded a cursed 2D RPG on their cellphone..."
  • Oh, Zynga makes 2D RPGs now? (easy punchline)
  • The non-cursed version isn't coming to iOS, and Gameloft's copycats are never perfect... (average punchline)
  • Why would I download a game that's 10 bucks and cursed? Oh, it's by Square-Enix? Is it in the US App store yet? (above-average punchline)
  • That's what you get for tapping "I Accept" without reading the app's Terms of Service text (advanced punchline)
  • Each game is cursed with its very own soul of a suicidal Foxconn employee. (Family Guy/South Park punchline)

"...that promises your death within one week unless you manage to clear it..."
  • or pay the completely optional "No Die" IAP.

"...having started playing it several days after your friend recommended it to you..."
  • the same friend that thought 'Mole Kart' was in no way derivative.

"...As you near the answers to its existence the RPG mode becomes ever more corrupted in its visuals..."
  • Until a future update upgrades the visuals to Retina Graphics.

Last edited by Kumeelyun; 01-26-2012 at 12:39 PM.
01-26-2012, 03:09 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kumeelyun View Post
"You play as someone who's downloaded a cursed 2D RPG on their cellphone..."
  • Oh, Zynga makes 2D RPGs now? (easy punchline)
  • The non-cursed version isn't coming to iOS, and Gameloft's copycats are never perfect... (average punchline)
  • Why would I download a game that's 10 bucks and cursed? Oh, it's by Square-Enix? Is it in the US App store yet? (above-average punchline)
  • That's what you get for tapping "I Accept" without reading the app's Terms of Service text (advanced punchline)
  • Each game is cursed with its very own soul of a suicidal Foxconn employee. (Family Guy/South Park punchline)

"...that promises your death within one week unless you manage to clear it..."
  • or pay the completely optional "No Die" IAP.

"...having started playing it several days after your friend recommended it to you..."
  • the same friend that thought 'Mole Kart' was in no way derivative.

"...As you near the answers to its existence the RPG mode becomes ever more corrupted in its visuals..."
  • Until a future update upgrades the visuals to Retina Graphics.
Are you a trying to troll or something else? Sometimes I misunderstand that kinda stuff, but i don't understand why you would say those things.
01-26-2012, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bmdino View Post
Are you a trying to troll or something else? Sometimes I misunderstand that kinda stuff, but i don't understand why you would say those things.
Yeah I dont really understand what they are trying to say either
Trolling?
01-26-2012, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ANIMALCHOPPINGS View Post
Yeah I dont really understand what they are trying to say either
Trolling?
No trolling. Just joking.